Did Mark Twain camp in Nevada or California? Did you know he started a horrendous wildfire at Lake Tahoe when he was Roughing It here in 1861 with his brother Johnny?
Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe by David Antonucci, local historian and author, delves into these rumors along with maps showing where he camped and stayed in the 19th Century hotels.
According to Antonucci,”He [Twain] camped at Stateline Point and established a fleeting timber claim near present day Tahoe Vista in Agate Bay and carelessly started a wildland fire.”
Antonucci, a civil and environmental engineer who resides in Tahoma on the west shore, is determined to get the facts straight about Mark Twain’s Route to Lake Tahoe. You don’t want to miss this presentation by David as he follows Twain’s footsteps from Carson City to the lake. See where Twain camped and relaxed, and started that infamous fire. See the same views that inspired him to declare Lake Tahoe the “fairest picture the whole earth affords.”